The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 767

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, date unknown.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    In Virginia; in New York City, New York; acquired business of Dominic Brugnolotti of Brooklyn, New York; barrel organs.

    Source:

    • Arthur W. J. G Ord-Hume, The Story of the Mechanical Organ and Its Repair (South Brunswick, N.J.: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1978), 431.
    • [Fox incorrectly gives the page number as 432. —Ed.]
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  • Note from editor Charles Eberline, March 11, 2018. mdash;

    The quotation from Ord-Hume is:

    BAB Organ Co, 336 Water Street, Manhattan, USA. Founded in 1912 by Andrew Antoniazzi, who had been with Maserati for six years. Antoniazzi was joined in partnership by Borna and the firm began by making street pianos. Later on, Dominic Brugnolotti, formerly with Molinari, joined and the firm converted a number of cardboard-playing organs to a new system of their own, using double-track paper rolls. Later still, they took over the old Molinari factory at 112 32nd Street in Brooklyn and builr organs. Fried relates that Brugnolotti and Borna died, and Antoniazzi sold the remains of the business to former Senator Charles Bovey of Virginia City.

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